How it works

Work abroad at one of our centers in China and Indonesia. All positions have comprehensive benefits, packages and competitive local salaries.

What we offer

We want to make things as simple as possible to work abroad. That's why, when you teach with us, we take care of everything, so that you can focus on teaching.

Competitive local salary

Flight allowance


21 days of paid holiday

(10 statutory days+ 11 paid Chinese holidays)

Health insurance

Legal Z work visa

Free hotel for your first two weeks

Airport pick-up support upon arrival

Free Mandarin Chinese/ Bahasa lessons

EF social and cultural events

Job requirements

Don’t have any teaching experience? You don't need any even though it's always welcome. You will, however, need the highlighted requirements in order for the government to issue you a teaching work visa. Don’t have all these documents on hand? You can apply and provide them later.

A Bachelor’s Degree

A clear background check

Ability to live abroad for at least one year

A TEFL Certification

Passport holder from:

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How to become a teacher

Our highly trained recruiters and visa officers support you every step of the way. Once you arrive overseas, you’ll go through a series of training sessions led by our qualified trainers.

See what happens after you apply

Our process


Fill out our application to find out if you qualify. It takes less than five minutes.

Interview & job offer

Our recruiters will be in touch to set up an interview, and extend offers to successful applicants.

Visa process

Our expert visa team will help you navigate the Chinese/ Indonesian visa application process.

Arrive in China / Indonesia

We'll pick you up at the airport and arrange the hotel: while you explore the city and meet new friends.

Onboarding & orientation

You’ll learn about how to find housing, open a bank account, navigate your new city, and get a tour of your new school.

Start teaching!

After shadowing a teacher and going through the curriculum, you’ll start teaching your own lessons.

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